University of Bath student Grace Crompton and alumna Amy Wilson Hardy named in England rugby 7s squad for Birmingham 2022
Team Bath Dual Career student-athlete Grace Crompton and University of Bath alumna Amy Wilson Hardy have today been named in the Team England women’s rugby 7s squad for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
It is a second Commonwealths for Rio Olympian Wilson Hardy, who helped England win bronze on the Gold Coast in Australia four years ago, but a first major championships for Sports Management & Coaching student Crompton.
Selection continues a fantastic 18 months for Crompton, who made her Allianz Premier 15s debut for Bristol Bears in February 2021 and represented Great Britain 7s for the first time last September at two HSBC Fast Four competitions in Canada.
Her form earned Crompton a central contract with the RFU in December as she and Wilson Hardy, who studied Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath, were named in the England women’s sevens core group for 2021-22. She has also represented England U20s in the 15-a-side game this year.
As well as Dual Career support, which provides student-athletes at the University of Bath with help to balance their twin demands of education and competition, Crompton is supported at the University by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).
Crompton is the fifth current University of Bath student to be officially selected for Birmingham 2022 along with sprinter Abi Galpin (Guernsey, Economics), hockey player Holly Munro (Wales, Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling), swimmer Johnpaul Balloqui (Gibraltar, Civil and Architectural Engineering) and triathlete Niall Caley (Isle of Man, Economics and Mathematics).
They are among 34 athletes who either train, study or studied at the University of Bath who will be competing at the Commonwealth Games, which run from 28th July to 8th August. Click here to see the full list of selected athletes.
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